•  Ruth Upson Elementary Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Is the supply list on line the complete list or will it vary by teacher?

    The supply list online is complete, though teachers may ask for additional items.

    2.  Do students need a kindermat?

    No kindermats are not needed for Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten students.

    3.  Do you know when we will receive letters about teacher placement or Orientation? 

    Letters will be sent home during the week of August 10th.

    4. Does the school sell school t-shirts?

    No, the school does not sell t-shirts, though we try to provide 1 to every student at the beginning of the year based on community donations.

    5. What are the school colors?

    Purple and gold.

    6. What is the school mascot?

    Our mascot is the Eagle.

    7. When is the first day of school?

    August 14th is the first day of school and class begins promptly at 8:30.

    8. When is orientation?

    Orientation for all students will be on August 1tth -  Pre-K, K, 1, and 2 students will meet their teacher at 1:00-1:45pm. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will meet their teachers at 2:00-2:45pm.

    9. I want to help Ruth Upson Elementary, what are my options?

    We need classroom and school volunteers to assist with daily activities, cafeteria monitoring, and other classroom services.

    We need parents to serve on our SAC committee which is a unique opportunity to advise school leaders and assist with the school improvement plan.

    We need PTA board members to direct parent involvement efforts and student activities to ensure students have unique and extraordinary experiences at school.

    We need PTA volunteers to help ensure activities and events run smoothly, or to even help in the main office.

    We need in-kind (financial) donations or items to support school programs and our families.

    We collect Box tops, Soup labels, Pop tabs, Labels for Educations, and MyCoke rewards.

    10. How can I help my child be successful?

             1. Meet your child's teacher.

             2. Attend parent-teacher conferences and keep in touch with your child's teacher.

             3. Find out how your child is doing, Check the FOCUS portal weekly.

             4. Make sure that your child gets homework done and ask for help if they are struggling.

             5. Help your child prepare for tests.

             6. Volunteer at your child's school and/or join your school's parent-teacher group.

             7. Let the school know your concerns.

             8. Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children.

             9. Monitor your child's television, video game, and Internet use.

             10. Encourage your child to read.

             11. Talk with your child.

             12. Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently.

             13. Have your student work on i-ready or Achieve 3000 at home.